The man who leaked the Pentagon Papers, the U.S. military's account of activities during the Vietnam War, to the New York Times is speaking at the annual dinner of Physicians for Social Responsibility in Sacramento this weekend. Today on Insight, Daniel Ellsberg talks about his experience as a social activist. Plus Dr. Harry Wang tells you what the Physicians for Social Responsibility is all about. Actor Ed Asner tells you about the clean money initiative. Local author Chris Enss tells you... Topics: Pentagon leak, Vietnam war, Danile Ellsberg, Dr. Harry Wang, Physicians for Social Responsibility,...
Sacramento news anchors Dave Walker and Lois Hart hosted CNN's first broadcast 25 years ago today. Host Jeffrey Calison speaks with Dave and Lois about pioneering the world's first all-news cable network. Longtime traffic reporter and Sacramento radio personality Commander Bill Eveland retired in February 2005. He brought Sacramentans traffic reports on KFBK and its sister FM combo (KAER then KGBY) since 1979. Commander Bill's live reports from the cockpit of a black Cessna 177 (the Blackbird)... Topics: Dave Walker, Lois Hart, CNN, Bill Eveland, KFBK, KXJZ, Sacramento Public Radio
David Mas Masumoto, a third-generation San Joaquin Valley farmer, ruminates on the nature of growing grapes and peaches, and saving a way of life, in his memoir "Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm." This segment of Insight originally aired October 6, 2005. Anything goes in "Anton in Show Business," when a self-absorbed television actress, an off-off-Broadway thespian, and a naive theater novice come together in a doomed run of a Chekhov play in Texas. Two... Topics: David Mas Masumoto, Satirizing Show Biz, KXJZ, Sacramento public radio
From voter registration to the reliability of electronic balloting, experts tell you about the challenges of getting to Election Day. Our guests include a registrar, an electronic voting expert, California's Secretary of State, a state senator, and activists. Topics: Democracy, Election Day, Voting, KXJZ, Sacramento Public Radio
Host Jeffrey Callison talks with Dr. Gino Strada, founder and chief surgeon of Emergency, a humanitarian organization that provides medical services in war-ravaged parts of the globe. With 10 hospitals and dozens of first aid posts and clinics, Emergency has brought health care to hundreds of thousands of war victims. Their patients tend to be mostly civilian. Jeffrey Callison speaks with members of the ad-hoc group CalClarity. CalClarity aims to raise awareness of a California law that... Topics: Dr. Gino Strada, CalClarity, KXJZ, Sacramento Public Radio
Dr. Husain Siddiqui joins host Jeffrey Callison to speak about how countries in Asia are dealing with gender and religion in new ways. Dr. Siddiqui is a professor of social work at Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi. Harriet and Anne Sacramento State music professor Deborah Pittman never imagined that her idea for a play inspired by two of history's great women - Anne Frank and Harriet Tubman - and their personal struggles against racism, would become a reality on the New York stage.... Topics: Insight, Dr. Husain Siddiqui, KXJZ, Sacramento public radio, tattoos
A pilot project in Sacramento proposes a new program for dealing with drunk drivers. Jeffrey speaks about the concept with a doctor, a lawmaker, a police officer, and other experts. Host Jeffrey Callison speaks with Fresh Air's TV critic, David Bianculli. David will speak at the Summer Writers' Conference. Topics: DUI Pilot Program, David Bianculli, KXJZ, Sacramento Public Radio